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-2500 people in the u.s. generally speaking a disease as rare if it afflicts fewer than 200,000 people. many of these diseases are genetic. but in truth, there's nothing rare about rare diseases. >> conditions like for instance, hearing loss or deafness, there's many genes that can -- in which mutati can lead to hearing impairment. but in one specific family an individual single gene will be responsible. so in the mixture of the phenotype of how many people can have hearing impairment it's not as rare as people think it is. the same goes for conditions like developmental delay or even birth defects. 2-3% of all children are born with a major birth defect no matter where you do the studies around the world and that is a significant% of the population. they have different kinds of birth defects and the individual birth defect might be considered a rare defect like the general heart defect or kidney defect. but actually there is many children that are born with birth defects. >> here in the u.s. there are more than 7,000 rare diseases affecting 25 million children and adults. studying the dna o
it will be real shame if people use this race political opportunity to push an agenda they have always had, gun control being an example. try to use the emotion of the nation right now to address it. i will tell you i'm encouraged by some of the pollin i'veeen on this, the american public seems to be taking a very hard look at it you, saying, you what, we should maybe have stricter gun laws but one says only about 28% thought that would have fixed the issue here. most of them think addressing the mental health issue in addition to violence and video games are also part of it. there's a lot to debate but i think we have to be very careful that we don't blame one party or the other if we're really going to have a sane, thoughtful and helpful discussion to try to prevent things like this in the future. >> what do you think needs to be done? >> i think right now we have puic onio ve munur side and i think that's because of the frequency of the shooting we've seen. there is representative gabby giffords last year, the movie theater. now we're in to kindergarten classrooms. >> two multiple shootings
at her life, her achievements. >> streep hopes to use what she learned from the parter her push for national women's history museum. >> i don't know if i have anything even approaching her grit and that is the word, gosh, i wish i did. make everything a lot easier. i think she battled forward with unrelenting determination. i wish i had that same strength in purpose. i just have my beliefs that it's a good idea. >> streep came to washington, d.c. this week for a gala in support. congress is stalling the sale of the site to build the museum. >> we're not asking for money, for funds or anything just permission to be -- to buy a federal building with our very own money. we're asking to give the government a check, it's really galling that you have get on your knees. i suppose that's what we have to do in the nicest possible way. >> what do you want to see in the museum, artists like yourself? >> i want to see things like -- things that are lost to us, stories like, when i grew up there was very little women's history in my history textbook. fit was a little box. clara barton in the
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